County talks trash, speed, poor roads
Clearer policies might be developed for the county transfer station after commissioners Monday questioned manager Josh Housman on what rules were being applied when people bring refuse there.
Housman told commissioners employees will help push trash off trailers if asked.
“I just don’t see why we don’t have a form that it costs $25 to have employees push things off the trailer or something like that,” commissioner Randy Dallke said.
Dallke said he wanted at the transfer station to work better “because a lot of things have changed.”
In other business, the city of Hillsboro has asked whether the speed limit on US-56 between Jade Rd. and the city limits can be reduced.
Commissioner Kent Becker, who represents portions of Hillsboro, said the city has offered to pay for new road signs.
Engineer Bryce Goebel said he would get back to commissioners, but thought enforcement would be a problem.
Goebel also discussed 140th Rd.
The road is in such poor condition that the county is considering grinding up the base for full depth reclamation and repacking it.
He said core samples were taken to see whether a newly developed method to do the work would be successful.
A determination whether the method would work is expected next week.
“It’s a matter of getting the right equipment and getting it done, whether it would be hiring a contractor or renting equipment — whichever is faster,” commission chairman David Mueller said.
County resident Brad Vannocker, who lives south of Hillsboro, texted commissioners “How many times are we going to tear up 140th and fix this road? This has been done at least two times already. Fix it right so you are not patching in a year.”